Sunday, February 4, 2007

Ferrero Mon Cheri

The companion product to the Ferrero Rocher is the Mon Cheri. For a long time I though these had something to do with cherries, so I avoided them. But it turns out that only the European versions are cherry ... the American ones are simply a milk chocolate shell over a whole hazelnut surrounded by hazelnut paste and crushed hazelnuts.

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These little morsels are the same size and shape as Ferrero’s devious little Pocket Coffee (well, the little lines on the top of the chocolate are diagonal on the Pocket Coffee).

imageDuring Valentine’s Mon Cheri are sold in all sorts of different heart shaped boxes but still not as prevalent as the Ferrero Rocher. But come on, the name alone means it doesn’t need special packaging! I did see a few assortments at the drug store that included Mon Cheri, Raphaello (an almond paste with crushed almonds in a cookie sphere covered with coconut and white chocolate) and, of course, Rochers.

I’m not quite as keen on these as I am on the Rochers, probably because it’s milk chocolate. If anything, they’re a milk chocolate version of Perugina’s Baci.

However, create a heart shaped box with a mix of these, Pocket Coffee and Rochers ... now we’re talking!

Note: though these are very high in calories and fat (44% of your RDA of saturated fat in every serving!) they also have 9% of your RDA of calcium and 5% of your RDA of iron.

UPDATE 2/15/2011: For those of you who miss the discontinued Ferrero Mon Cheri in the United States.

Ferrero Kusschen

In Europe there is a candy made by Ferrero called Kusschen that is basically the same thing. They’re available in both milk and dark chocolate versions. See my update on this here with the review of a selection of Ferrero dark chocolate items, including the cherry version of the Mon Cheri.

Name: Mon Cheri
    RATING:
  • 10 SUPERB
  • 9 YUMMY
  • 8 TASTY
  • 7 WORTH IT
  • 6 TEMPTING
  • 5 PLEASANT
  • 4 BENIGN
  • 3 UNAPPEALING
  • 2 APPALLING
  • 1 INEDIBLE
Brand: Ferrero
Place Purchased: Walgreen's (Echo Park)
Price: $1.39
Size: 1.5 ounces
Calories per ounce: 173
Categories: Chocolate, Italy, Ferrero, nuts

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Comments
  1. huh, i always thought they had something to do with cherries as well…

    Comment by Tabatha on 2/05/07 at 12:11 pm #
  2. Interesting… when I lived in Germany, the Mon Cheri candies I had were filled with a liqueur.  And if memory serves me correctly, some with cherries.  It’s amazing how things change once the cross the pond.

    Comment by Maggi on 2/06/07 at 3:41 am #
  3. I’m only familiar with the cherry version of these candies, which are absolutely vile and inedible—they are probably one of the nastiest candies I’ve ever tried, and I’ll eat anything.  I would never have dreamed of purchasing them because I presumed they were all the same.  I’ve only ever gotten them in the US so there are theoretically stores selling the European versions here.

    Comment by Tea on 2/07/07 at 4:54 am #
  4. Somebody help me find some cherry liquer Mon Cheri…. I can’t seem to be able to buy it anywhere. Why is it out of stock?

    Comment by Nour on 4/02/07 at 1:50 am #
  5. I haven’t read much of the blog yet, but I don’t think anyone has mentioned or knows about Germandeli.com They have the German version of mon cheri filled with cherries and brandy.

    They were one of my favorite candies growing up in Germany and attending Kindergarden for 3 yrs.

    http://www.germandeli.com/moncheri1.html

    But the reason you’ll most likely find them out of stock is either they’re sold out or it is the summer, and they don’t ship them because the hot weather will evaporate the brandy filling. I have gotten them at a local German store here in MI for around $25 for the 25 pack. A little more tart than I remember, being 5 yrs old at the time.

    Comment by Lamont "you big dummy" Sanford; Commodities on 8/21/07 at 7:51 pm #
  6. i can not find any of these candies anywhere ,can you help

    Comment by joseph wagner on 12/12/07 at 4:29 am #
  7. if you live here in the USA you can’t find them anymore…they quit making them…i’m thinking about staging a protest…they are my FAVORITE candy!!!

    Comment by Libby on 12/12/07 at 2:12 pm #
  8. I have bought my daughter this candy for 20+ years for Christmas and this is the first year I can’t find them..I’m really bumbed it’s kind of a tradition with us.

    Comment by Pam on 12/13/07 at 5:51 am #
  9. my father absolutely LOVES these!!!  we have given him them since we were babies….i am now 27 years old.  i have not been able to find these anywhere.  please help!!!!!

    Comment by Tammy on 12/15/07 at 1:49 pm #
  10. u guys are nuts. ive never heard of the cherry; dont let the cherry ones taint your perception of the regular hazelnut ones!—they r so damn good, i could open up a wrapper and smell that chocolate allllllll day

    Comment by Shasta on 8/12/08 at 4:16 pm #
  11. I recently received a birthday package from my best friend in Germany.  These Ferrero’s Mon Cheri are limited edition and do have the cherry with cherry liquor in them.  She was a foreign exchange student in high school.  These have long since been my favorite treat, but are only available after September until Valentines.

    Comment by jessica waugh on 10/29/08 at 12:21 pm #
  12. What is the deal?!! I cannot find Mon Cheri with whole hazlenuts anymore.  I always receive this candy from my secret pal, and this year I haven’t gotten any. I even went to several stores, and can’t find them anywhere. If you live in my state… please tell me who sells this very delicious, mouth watering treat!

    Comment by Kim Nelson on 11/19/08 at 12:03 pm #
  13. Where can I purchase Mon Cheri candy?  I love this candy, I pray that you bring Mon Cheri candy back on store shelves.  Mon Cheri candy is in great demand and great for gifts.

    Comment by Brenda Gray on 12/01/08 at 5:08 am #
  14. i live in the city of oklahoma city, ok i would like to know where can i purchase this candy from i orginally from new orleans and they sold it at walgreens but since i’ve moved here i can’t find it anywhere.

    Comment by cherrel on 12/03/08 at 2:06 pm #
  15. Ferrero no longer makes the Hazelnut Mon Cheri Candy.. that you used to be able to buy at Walgreens.  I can’t find them in any other country either, although, I know they quit making them completely.

    Comment by CB on 12/05/08 at 10:26 am #
  16. please can someone help me find a box of mon cherri’s by ferrero.( only mon cherri’s ) i can find a mixed box but, there is only a few mon cherri’s

    Comment by kathy clickner on 12/07/08 at 10:30 am #
  17. I’ve been looking for the Mon Cheri hazelnut chocolate’s for a long time.  I was afraid they had stopped making them.  I don’t know how I’ll survive without them.  They were my guilty pleasure.  I’ve always looked forward to Valentine and Christmas so I could buy large boxes.  I’ve replaced them with the Ferrero Rocher hazelnut chocolates but, they just don’t compare.  Any chance they’ll be available again?????

    Comment by kimberly d on 12/08/08 at 4:24 am #
  18. I can’t seem to Mon Cheri candy in the stores at all.  My kids and I were talking about where my name came from and I want them to tast this great candy.  I did find it on line at the candy wearhouse.  It is very expensive and comes in a box with Ferrero Rocher.  If anyone knowes where I can buy the Mon Cheri, I would appricate it you would let me know.

    Comment by Cheri on 12/10/08 at 5:45 pm #
  19. Oh my goodness! I see someone else out there is disturbed as I am about not finding these chocolates. My husband LOVES them and I have been trying my hardest to find them. We used to purchase them at the Navy Commissary in Norfolk, Virginia…even CVS used to carry them. Help! Are they not made any more? or only available at certain times?
    I tried searching online but can only find the cherry ones.

    Comment by kboyll on 12/16/08 at 5:35 am #
  20. I have bought my sister this candy every year for Christmas. Where can you find it? It is her favorite and a tradition that goes back at least 10 years or more. :(

    Comment by penny jemola on 12/18/08 at 11:04 am #
  21. Sorry Dawnie,
    Looks like you will have to settle for a picture this year!
    Love,
    Sissy

    Comment by citymse on 12/23/08 at 8:53 am #
  22. I NEED this candy!!!! It was my absolute favorite!! Way better than the “Rocher” candies. I guess you don’t know what you got ‘til it’s gone…........ We ALL need to write them @ Ferrero USA and let them know that we NEED this candy back!!!
    contact them at:

    FERRERO USA INC.
    600 Cottontail Lane
    Somerset, NJ 08873


    Maybe if we all protest, beg, cry, and write them; they’ll listen!!!!
    PLEASE HELP!

    Comment by Teresa on 12/25/08 at 7:57 am #
  23. I have always bought my dad this candy every year since I can remember.  I have searched every where to find this.  If you did stop making this product please reconsider.  I miss this family tradition.  My dad doesn’t eat a lot of candy and he is not a big chocolate fan.  However he loves this candy and looks forward to it every year.  He was very disappointed this year. Please bring it back to the US.

    Comment by Sarah on 12/30/08 at 3:28 pm #
  24. FYI: For those of you who are trying to locate where to get..I buy a 60 pack of Mon Cheri every 6mos from the onlinecandyshop.com. I think around $20.00

    Comment by Vickie on 1/13/09 at 4:52 am #
  25. So that is why I can’t find the red packages of Mon Cheri hazelnut chocolates any more!  I ate them, gave them as gifts, etc.  I wondered where they went.  I looked up Ferrero on-line, and to contact them, you have to write them.

    Please, please, everybody do it now!  I want them, also!  My favorites.  As an alternative, go to Italy (where they use hazelnuts in lots of chocolate) or buy the bags of Perugina Baci chocolates in the blue package - like you always see at Christmas. 

    Connie

    Comment by Connie Brickner on 2/03/09 at 6:09 am #
  26. My grandfather bought these for my grandmother and me for every occasion, birthday, Valentines Day, Christmas, 4th of July, getting good grades….  When he died in 1988, my grandmother continued the tradition until she became housebound.  It made me feel close to him again.  Now she is gone and the clerks in the stores that used to carry them have never heard of them before (except for the one lady that had been there for many years).
    I want some again. /sniff

    Comment by cathy on 2/07/09 at 9:26 am #
  27. I’ve been looking for Mon Cheri for awhile and can’t find them anywhere. I haven’t had any in years and have been wanting some. I hate that they quit making them.

    I also can’t find Russell Stover’s chocolate covered cherries anymore either, except for online. I love their cherries. hmmm

    Comment by Niki on 2/15/09 at 8:37 pm #
  28. HOW DARE U STOP MAKING MY FAVORITE CANDY NOW I HAVE TO BY SEE’S FOR VALENTINES DAY FOR MY MOTHER OUTRAGED!!!!!!!!

    Comment by scoutt on 3/07/09 at 10:48 am #
  29. if you reeeeaaaaally want Mon Cheri then find someone that has family in Puerto Rico and have them send you some!!!  Ferrero Puerto Rico still makes them and sells them all the time!!  Whenever I go to visit my family I bring back two or three 18-packs.  My husband looooooooooves them!!!

    Comment by rani on 4/01/09 at 4:34 pm #
  30. Hi!
    I’m a big fan of Ferrerro Roche chocolates. I received a wonderful selection of them for the winter holidays of 2008. A generous friend delivered them in-person. I’m also a big fan of amaretto and hazelnut truffles as well as sea-creature-shaped pralines. Would you be interested in participating in a candy consortium?
    Regards,
    SharonLynne Reynolds

    Comment by Sharon Lynne Reynolds on 4/24/09 at 6:43 am #
  31. I just love the Mon Cheri ones wrapped in pink!! we only get them round Easter time… wonder what the American nut version would taste like…
    Ferro has 3 great chocs available here to us in Namibia… Rocher, Raphaello and ofcourse Mon Cheri wrapped in pink….
    BUT the prices have soared like eagles on a gush of wind… wonder how long before we no longer can afford these devine choccies…...

    Comment by Julie on 6/30/09 at 11:40 am #
  32. I love, miss and want my Mon Cheri’ with the hazelnut!

    Comment by Martha on 9/05/09 at 5:25 am #
  33. Mon Cheri’ with Hazelnut!
    Saw this while searching for this hard to find favorite candy of mine online.
    Have not try ordering yet so, I can’t make any claim bad or good about the store. http://www.oryans.com/monchhach.html

    Comment by Martha on 9/05/09 at 5:49 am #
  34. It’s so funny to see so many people have been looking for this candy like me grin.  I use to buy them and give them out as a little piece of me.  Friends and family were impressed when I gave them a piece of Mon Cheri as a thank you or a lift them up gift.  I’ve been looking for the candy for over 5 years since I lost my brother. I use to call him the candy man, because he always carried candy in his pocket and gave it out to children—he was an educator and loved handing out candy to kids.  I’m looking for the candy so that I can leave a piece at his grave
    site on special occassions.  I use to find it a CVS, but have been looking for a while and they no longer sell it.  I’m going to try the link that someone else posted on this blog.

    Thanks,

    Cheri

    Comment by Cheri on 9/11/09 at 4:28 am #
  35. I LOVE mon cherie, these are my FAVORITE chocolates.  It was a ‘tradition’ of mine to get them each Valentine’s day and try my best to preserve them (not the greatest job though, lol).  I have been searching and searching to find them now-a-days and can’t :(.  I’m glad to hear that they are still out there and I might be able to find them again.  If I do, I’m buying them in bulk, lmao!!!

    Comment by sherry on 10/06/09 at 6:50 am #
  36. They haven’t completely stopped making them. I am in Taiwan right now working at my aunt’s company for a year, and the hazelnut ones are sold at 7-11s (one on every street corner) in packs of four packaged in a row to look like a skinny candy bar. It’s approximately $1 a pack.

    Comment by Trish on 10/08/09 at 2:25 am #
  37. Trish… you need to put them on Ebay.. you’d be making millions from just the people on this blog!!  Seriously, let me know when you do! HAHA

    Comment by Moni Cheri Addict on 11/01/09 at 6:03 pm #
  38. I LOVE,LOVE,LOVE MON-CHERI!!! IM IN SOUTH FLORIDA,FROM LONG ISLAND,NY AND I LOVE,LOVE,LOVE MON-CHERI!!I LOVE GOOD CHOCOLATE BUT IM MORE FUSSY THAN MORRIS THE CAT. I LOVE,LOVE,LOVE MON-CHERI!!!!CANT FIND THE LITTLE BASTARDS ANYWHERE!!!

    Comment by Patrick on 11/11/09 at 2:55 pm #
  39. I absolutely love the mon cheri’s with the hazelnut in the middle. You must bring them back immediately. They’re way too delicious of a chocolate to discontinue. Please please bring them back I really wanna get them for myself, for xmas gifts for my family.

    Comment by Chrissy Janssen on 11/14/09 at 6:59 am #
  40. The Hazelnut Mon Cheri are the unfortunate result of either American import laws or American palates. Ugh. Totally bo-ring.

    The original cherry liqueur Mon Cheri, however, are the best damn chocolates on the planet.

    Comment by Emlyn on 11/30/09 at 2:50 pm #
  41. So is there anywhere to find these still?  I really need to find some as a Christmas gift!!

    Comment by Robin on 12/17/09 at 5:41 pm #
  42. I am also outraged that we can no long get the whole hazelnut mon cheri candy…They were also my FAVORITE candy..I dont like the companies other candies…why arent they distributed in the USA any more?

    Comment by Melody on 12/31/09 at 6:51 am #
  43. Last week I was visiting San Juan, PR and the supermarkets and drugstores had Mon Cheri.  They are as tasty as always,  advertised as 25th anniversary, and listed expiration dates of June, 2010, so they are still being made there.  They were listed as a product of Germany, but distributed by Ferrero, INC; Guaynabo, PR, 00968.

    Comment by Mmm Mon Cheri on 1/02/10 at 6:15 am #
  44. HOW DARE U STOP MAKING MY MOM’S FAVORITE CANDY NOW, I HAVE TO BUY THEM FOR VALENTINE’S DAY FOR MY MOTHER AND i DO NOT FIND THEM ANYWHERE.

    Comment by Margie S Torres on 2/13/10 at 1:31 pm #
  45. Hi! I have a german food store on ebay and I sell these. These are my number 1 seller. If anyone is interested I would be very happy to help you. http://stores.ebay.com/German-Food-Online?_rdc=1

    Thanks April

    Comment by april on 2/18/10 at 7:42 am #
  46. these MON CHERI chocolates are only made during the cold month in GERMANY, sincechocolate gets grey in warmth.then each State has a different Liquer Law and it has to figure out first how to TAX them.then during shipping,distribution,delivery they can dry out. Since they are very expensive,have somebody fromGermany send them to you.
    renate

    Comment by renate howell on 2/28/10 at 10:58 am #
  47. the REAL Mon Cheri’s are the ones filled with liquor… but in the USA they are not allowed to sell them to to Liquor laws… my grandmother sends them to my mother every year from Germany… and i have a few friends that send them to me (for my hubby)... they are only sold around the holidays (near Christmas time).... I was very disappointed when i bought the ones they sell here (before i found out that they cant be sold here)

    Comment by Bev on 3/26/10 at 1:22 am #
  48. I am glad I’m not the only one who has been looking for these! I used to buy them from CVS all the time and all of a sudden they weren’t there anymore. This is one of my favorite candies and I can’t believe they stopped making/selling them. I think we all should write an email to headquarters and demand them back.

    Comment by Chocoholic on 9/17/10 at 8:49 am #
  49. if amyone knows of a puerto rican online store where i can purchase the hazelnot mon cheri from, pleeeeease post the address> thx

    Comment by missing you on 9/19/10 at 9:22 pm #
  50. i found mom cheri in puerto rico $5.00 for box off 21 pcs

    Comment by edwin on 10/02/10 at 4:31 pm #
  51. product of germany distributed by ferrero,inc guaynabo,puerto rico 00968

    Comment by helper on 10/02/10 at 4:38 pm #
  52. I freakin’ love this candy too! I’m a feen! I’ve searched everywhere online. They have the chocolate available but it’s only a few vs the many ferrero rocher candies in the pack. I’m military, and thankfully, I have friends in Germany etc that can mail some to me. Please bring this product back wholesell. Thanks!

    Comment by bap on 10/16/10 at 5:08 pm #
  53. I first got them as a Kris Kringle gift from my brother when I was a kid and made such a big fuss about them, I have received them as gifts for Christmas ever since.  A yr or two back I noticed I didn’t rec any and decided to buy them myself, but to my disappointment, I haven’t been able to find them.  As the holidays approach, I decided to try and find them on the internet and lo and behold I find this website.  WE MUST UNITE TO GET THE HAZEL CHOCOLATE TREATS BACK ON THE MARKET!

    Comment by ree on 10/29/10 at 8:08 pm #
  54. Comment #45 ebay store no longer exists!!! Where can we get these online? In German, Puerto Rico, WHERE EVER!!! I’ve searched and searched with no luck at all for the past 2 years. PLEASE, someone provide us a contact. Thanks.

    Comment by Kelley on 12/02/10 at 12:58 pm #
  55. I am behind times.I looked for mon cheri(hazelnut)last year and could not find them.Well now I have the internet and now know why,They discontinued them.How could they?I loved those little damn thing,a treat for me every chance I got and my children would buy them for my birthday,mothersday and christmas every chance they got and now nothing!So,Mr.Ferrero,PLEASE come back to the USA and bring me a box of mon cheri hazlenut chocolates.Thanks!

    Comment by z on 12/07/10 at 8:25 pm #
  56. My girls and I MISS Hazelnut Mon Cheri.  “Santa” used to put them in the stockings at Christmas.  I used to also buy them at a gas station for a $.25 each.  WE REALLY MISS THEM!!!  #45 the e-bay store doesn’t exist anymore.  PLEEEEESE bring our favorite candy back to the USA!!!!!!!

    Comment by Carolyn on 12/08/10 at 5:35 am #
  57. I really miss this candy.  I first tried it twenty years ago and fell in love with it.  I am desperate to find some for Christmas this year as both of my sons have asked for it.  PLEASE if anyone knows of a place to purchase these candies PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE post it on this blog so we all can share in a little happiness over the holidays.

    Comment by Valerie on 12/10/10 at 6:36 pm #
  58. yes! cherry inside in italian version! and paper of packaging is pink smile

    Comment by eli on 1/10/11 at 9:51 am #
  59. I can’t believe this is happening.  I have been wanting some Mon Cheri for a long time but didn’t even dream that it could have been discontinued!!!! I told my husband that the only thing I wanted for valentines day was Mon Cheri candy and in order to insure that I got it, I went shopping for iot myself!  Well, when I didn’t see it at the stores, I decided to search on the internet ( and I am that desperate for the candy because I hate getting on the computer).  Oh man, I am so darn mad that they stopped making it.  What can we do?  I will call tomorrow and ask them why oh why did they do it?!?!.....

    Comment by viola kaye on 1/20/11 at 7:42 pm #
  60. i have been looking for Mon Cheri for years…I absolutley love this chocolate and am upset that it would just stop completely.  I can’t even explain how wonderful this chocolate is.  I checked AMAZON as it shows up as they sell it but on hte options i found it ask me if i wanted to be added to an email list to be notified once item is available…...:(  I really love this chocolate and dont understand why it was discontinued.

    Comment by eileen gonzalez on 2/02/11 at 5:00 pm #
  61. These hazelzut Mon Cheri’s are by far the best and richest chocolates I have ever eaten. I’ve been eating these for over 26 years and this is the first year I can’t find them. This is a very sad time. I would be willing to pay more for these than any other Ferrero product. It’s the Rolls Royce of Chocolate!!! Bring them Back!!!!

    Comment by Xavier on 2/02/11 at 5:38 pm #
  62. Tell me where to buy the Mon Cheri.

    Comment by Jayne on 2/07/11 at 4:35 am #
  63. I just want to know where to find this Mon Cheri chocolates I used to buy them at Walgreens n on publix but is been a while that I can’t find them

    Comment by felipa Roman on 2/07/11 at 8:48 am #
  64. I just received some Mon Cheri’s as an early Valentine’s day gift from my friend in Puerto Rico. I used to be able to get these at Walgreens about 5 years ago, but they are discontinued. The only place to get them is in Puerto Rico. If you know anyone that can send you some, they are extremely easy to find over there. They sell them everywhere! Right now is a fantastic time since it’s Valentine’s Day in a few days. They sell from 4-packs to large gift boxes. These are my favorite chocolates! Luckily for me, I have a lot of family in Puerto Rico and my family in Orlando visits over there often. I always make sure to give them some $ to bring me back enough for some time. I hope this helps anyone who is looking to find them. Good luck!

    Comment by tmedina on 2/11/11 at 6:39 pm #
  65. To everyone trying to find the hazelnut Mon Cheri chocolates:

    Try importing German Ferrero Küsschen, they seem to be the same thing!

    Comment by Muse on 2/12/11 at 2:53 pm #
  66. That’s weird cause my mother in law came to orlando for vacation from PR and she bring me a whole box of the hazelnut mon cheri with the gold wrap.

    Comment by jc on 2/22/11 at 7:58 pm #
  67. can anybody tell me where in las vegas nevada can i find the mon cherrie candies plzzzzzz?

    Comment by sandra diaz on 12/11/11 at 11:42 pm #
  68. To clear some things Mon Cherie and Ferrero Kuesschen are not the same and don’t have the same name. Mon Cherie is chocolate filled with a cherry and brandy. Ferrero Kuesschen is chocolate with hazelnut. If you would say to a German you want Mon Cherie he will give it to you also you meant the other one.
    You only can buy them at germandeli, amazon or try to find local german stores under http://www.germanfoods.org/consumer/find/stores.cfm

    Comment by Ana on 1/17/12 at 4:23 pm #
  69. Cybele's avatar

    Ana - you didn’t click through to the updated post that I linked to about Kusschen.

    In the United States Mon Cheri was a different product for at least 20 years, an all chocolate & hazelnut one. It was discontinued shortly after I wrote this post 5 years ago.

    The European version of Mon Cheri was and always has been a liquor cherry bonbon.

    Please read the linked post for the full details.

    Comment by Cybele on 1/17/12 at 4:40 pm #
  70. Yup, you can only get them in Puerto Rico, they sell them EVERYWHERE! I just got 2 boxes yesterday from a friend. grin)

    Comment by Serena Ramos on 4/23/12 at 5:59 am #
  71. Mon Cheri cherry candies are without question a 10.  Americans have a problem; they do not taste buds, well to be fair they lack “educated” taste buds.  Liquor laws in the United States have kept many living in the USA from understanding good food.  Italian food is Americanized as is Chinese food etc.  Mon Cheri makes a cherry candy that is beyond a “7” but such things are subjective.  None the less, I find this candy to be an ultimate adult treat.  I keep some in the fridge in my home in Italy all the time and I can say that Italians love this candy.  The cherry liqueur found in the center is very similar to the original recipe the monks used while the chocolate is slightly bitter, simply perfect.  Americans need to travel to understand.  It was said by Marshall McLuhan in 1964 “...only an American can travel to Europe for 2 weeks and NOT be changed by the experience”  So true.

    Comment by D.N. Glassman on 8/28/12 at 2:12 pm #
  72. Cybele's avatar

    DN - what a lovely bunch of insulting sentiments, and then you actually mis-quoted this review.

    The review was for a long-discontinued product that was sold exclusively in the United States (perhaps Canada as well).

    The actual Mon Cheri you refer to, got a 9 out of 10, were purchased on one my two trips to Germany last year.

    And as far as I can tell, you don’t know my background well enough to say that my limited mind is dictated by my nationality or my interaction with superior folks like you.

    Comment by Cybele on 8/28/12 at 2:24 pm #
  73. I am afraid you are wrong.  The Cherry chocolates are still sold in Italy.  Also, I am an American living in Italy.  If you write something then be prepared to take the heat.  I have not attacked anyone specifically though you took it that way.  Its a fact that Americans for the most part do not understand better foods as we are rarely near any.  Example:  I never tasted a tomato until I got to Europe.  Yes, I bought them in the US but they are different here as they have flavor.  I eat a Mediterranean diet here as its easy to obtain.  We do not have “Natural”  or “Organic” food stores in Italy since its ALL “organic” BY LAW!  You will not find Perdue chickens that have been genetically altered as its illegal in Europe.  One will not find maggots in the trailers that carry meat to the markets as we have in the United States.  I have seen this personally. 

    As I stated, America has a long way to go and too many eat fast food which leads to colon cancer as Americans for the most part do not obtain fiber in their diets.  Americans DO NOT understand many foods as they will never see it in their life.  They find many foods strange and refuse to try it.  I recall the fast food vendor “Subway”.  In their menu they state to turn the sandwich in to a meal…ADD CHIPS.  They claim to be so healthy.  I love it.  Go to any checkout at a supermarket in the USA and watch what people buy for their diet.  Then tell me I am wrong.

      To take such things personally is your problem as I have not attacked you nor do I have a desire to.  America has terrible laws regarding food safety and the FDA is a useless pile of bureaucratic morons.  Its not my fault that you do not appreciate a well made chocolate though I did state it is subjective.  Where I see a 10 here, you see a 7…OK its your opinion.

    Comment by D.N. Glassman on 8/28/12 at 2:50 pm #
  74. Cybele's avatar

    Have you scrolled up? Did you look at the link?

    I never said that cherry version was discontinued, the post you are commenting on is the American version which was all chocolate & hazelnut. And discontinued.

    This is not the forum for you to dispense your views on eating habits of Americans or Italians. (Really, the internet has plenty of places happy to host your views.) This is a candy blog. You don’t like candy, your prerogative. You don’t like this candy, go right ahead and talk about it. But try to keep your thoughts on the correct post and on topic.

    Your generalizations are just that. You’ve got them, I’ve got them. But you don’t have to post every thought that comes into your head. Or do you?

    Comment by Cybele on 8/28/12 at 2:58 pm #
  75. i grew up eatin the hazelnut and would LOVE to find some can anyone help. my daughter found the cherry and liquor but i would LOVE to find the chocolate and hazelnut

    Comment by Irene Mallory on 11/25/12 at 2:59 pm #
  76. I too have been shopping on the internet for the hazelnut variety of the Mon Cheri chocolates since I was unable to find it in the stores anymore. My favorite candy ever. I am so sorry to hear they have been discontinued and I am wondering why. I found the Ferrero Kuesschen available online. It sounds similar in the description. I am going to try it.

    Comment by Jewel on 2/15/13 at 1:02 pm #
  77. MonCheri Hazelnut are only sold in PR,
    I sold them online. If someone like to buy contact me. Have a good day.
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    Comment by Sonia Delgdo on 5/29/13 at 9:56 am #
  78. I LOVE mon chéri and I miss it SO…SO…very much…loved this as a kid…Wish they can bring it back.

    Comment by Keo on 3/19/14 at 7:24 pm #
  79. Still thinking about the Hazelnut Mon Cheri.  My favorite candy for many many years!  Thank you for this informative article about what happened to Mon Cheri.  I know they sold well at all the stores, it was not uncommon for them to sell out at times, no matter where I lived in the USA.  Too bad the company did not continue producing them!  I am not very interested in the cherry version, it was the chocolate that I loved!  I’m not a big fan of other Ferrero products like those round ball things.

    Comment by Denise on 4/08/14 at 5:30 pm #
  80. They are back. Just bought them at walgreens in Lakewood ranch florida.  Yipeee

    Comment by alison lacy on 10/06/14 at 7:08 pm #

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